Demco Automation & Local Middle School work together on Manufacturing Video Challenge

February 20, 2019 – Demco Automation is working with Quakertown School District’s Strayer Middle School during Engineers Week to create a video for a contest in the called “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing” (WSCM). Sixteen regions within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as well as other states in the country participate in this program designed for teams of 7th and 8th graders from local middle schools to make videos about what companies do every day. The intent of the program is to convey career awareness and excitement in manufacturing and technology sectors with an objective of changing students’ perceptions about manufacturing careers.

The Greater Philadelphia Region contest is produced by the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC) with 30 middle schools participating. The general public can participate in selecting the best video by voting for your favorite in the “Viewers Choice Vote” occurring from Wednesday, March 20 through Friday, March 22, 2019. An Awards Ceremony is being held on Monday, April 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA.

The Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) developed the program and it has spread across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania over the past five years. The program is funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development’s Training-to-Career grant, part of Governor Tom Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative.

For more information about the WSCM Video Contest, visit What’s So Cool About Manufacturing

For more information about DVIRC, visit Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center  (Greater Philadelphia)

For more information about MRC, visit Manufacturers Resource Center (Lehigh Valley)


Demco Automation Sponsors Regional Manufacturing Summit

Register to attend the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Manufacturing Summit XVIII

The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Manufacturing Summit XVIII

February 8, 2019 – The topic of the 18th in the series by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce is “Making Robots & Automation Easy”. This event for Lehigh Valley manufacturers will focus on the benefits and advantages to automating with robots and other types of equipment.

Two panels will be participating to detail implementation of automated equipment on the manufacturing floor providing two viewpoints within this important and relevant topic.

– Panel #1 includes companies that provide automation, robotics, and related services.

– Panel #2 includes companies that have already implemented equipment in their facilities.

President & CEO of Demco Automation, Stephen Maund will be one of the panelists in Panel #1 stating, “Advancements in robotic technology, control systems, and a wide selection of standardized components are enabling manufacturers to automate production steps that were either too expensive or too complex not that long ago.”

To view the event poster visit Making Robotics & Automation Easy

For more information and to register, please visit Manufacturers Summit XVIII

For more information about the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, please visit GLVCC


In the News – Demco Automation working with regional Schools, Colleges, & Universities through Work Experience

Robot programming by one of Demco Automation’s cooperative education students from LCTI in 2018.

January 24, 2019 – Demco Automation was one of three local manufacturers interviewed for an article that highlights how manufacturers take advantage of working with students through internships, cooperative education, and other hands-on career experiences.

AEDC News, “Getting ahead through hands-on career experience in manufacturing” – by the Allentown Economic Development Corporation

Arguably the best way to prepare someone to enter the manufacturing field is through early training in the workforce. That can come in the form of an internship, cooperative education program, pre-apprenticeship or apprenticeship. These programs provide students with the chance to use the skills they learned at a career and technical school or community college under the direction and guidance of a mentor.

We spoke with three local manufacturers taking advantage of these programs to learn about their experiences, and how the programs benefit them as well as the students…

– Read the entire article at: Getting ahead through hands-on career experience in manufacturing


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